The Harrisonburg Citizen Academy is a 13-week program comprised of 2-hour sessions each week designed to teach community members about the City and the services it provides. Participants will hear from different departments on their daily operations in a hands-on learning environment.
This program will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (with some exceptions - please see schedule below) and runs from late August through the middle of November. Spots are available first-come, first-served.
All applications for the 2023 session must be received in the City Manager's Office by 5:00pm on Friday, August 11. Applications should be emailed to Michael.Parks@harrisonburgva.gov or mailed to Michael Parks, Harrisonburg City Hall, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
If you have any questions about the Citizen Academy, please consult the FAQ. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for or would like more information on the next academy, please call Harrisonburg Director of Communications Michael Parks at 540-432-8931.
(Above) 2019 Harrisonburg Citizen Academy graduating class